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Kriss Clement

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What are you doing to make the world a better place?

I firmly believe that everyone can, and should, make a difference. How one does this is dependant upon many factors. What I am interested in is how people in the TED.com community choose to use their interests and talents. For the purpose of this discussion, let's leave "earning a pay cheque", "employing people", and "paying taxes" out of the conversation.

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    Jul 25 2011: Since I am just a lowly web designer, I have decided some time back to create 3 websites for topics that are dear to me or my family. The first is a community based site for the parents of cancer patient children, where the importance is the quality of living for the child, be it getting the proper information to parents new to dealing with this during an already overwhelming time or just a place to set a community work day to build swingsets and stuff for those same folks. Another is a pet shelter directory that is free for shelters to make a place to post rescues online for shelters that can't really afford such media interaction (most small ones are funded by one or two key folks) and another for something for our beloved military. Lots of vets get divorced because of the time away from home, many due to infidelity. I am thinking about doing a community based site for this. The first two have domain names already and are being built right now(albeit slowly since I have to make a living) but my third is not set in stone yet as far as the topic. That is just one of the things our soldiers face...
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      Jul 25 2011: This is fantastic, and exactly the type of information I was looking for. (I might respecfully suggest that your status as a "...lowly web designer..." has been elevated!). If you send me your websites, I'll post them on my blog. Sounds like you are doing quite a bit. Keep up the good work!
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        Jul 25 2011: Thank you, I will let you know! But only after they are ready to launch :)! Give me a shout through my site redhousewd.com, my contacts are there. I plan on checking out your blog as well.
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          Jul 25 2011: We'll do. Love your website and blog, by the way. Sounds like you are very practically based.
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        Jul 26 2011: Thanks! I have to be at this point I hate being wasteful, it's shameful. I bookmarked your blog, btw. Nice read! :) More to come on those sites pretty soon, I will message you directly. Thanks again!

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